Iconic Mob Drama Stars Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti), Steven Schirripa (Bobby ‘Bacala’) & Vincent Pastore (‘Big Pussy’ Bonpensiero) To Tour UK in May 2020
To mark 20 years of The Sopranos, three of the biggest characters from the seminal hit show will visit the UK for a series of up close and personal ‘In Conversation’ style shows.
In 1999 a guilt-ridden gangster walked into a psychiatrist’s office. What followed, over the course of eight years, 6 legendary series’ and 86 episodes was a TV revolution.
It’s hard to believe it’s been two decades since the world was introduced to Tony Soprano and his wild world of wise guys. To this day, The Sopranos is universally hailed as the most ground-breaking series of all time.
Recently ranked by Rolling Stone as “the greatest TV show of all time the show remains a prominent, powerful cultural force! The Guardian called it the most masterful show ever’ and GQ said, “The reach, influence and breadth of The Sopranos can’t be overstated”.
David Chase’s uncompromising vision of gangland New Jersey was so successful and so culturally significant that it won a coveted 21 Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. The shows fusion of cutting edge, unpredictable writing and powerhouse acting has ensured The Sopranos remains a classic.
For the first time in the UK and to mark the show’s 20th anniversary, three of The Soprano’s biggest characters Steven Schirripa (Bobby Bacala Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) and Vincent Pastore Big Pussy Bonpensiero) will take to the road for twelve exclusive ‘In Conversation’ shows in May 2020 including dates in Scotland at the Royal Concert Hall Glasgow (12 May 2020) and Festival Theatre Edinburgh (13 May 2020).
The legendary trio will take fans behind the scenes of the lauded gangster drama—the stories, the dramas, the laughs—not to mention the countless theories about the show’s controversial finale. Fans will be given the opportunity to ask anything and everything they’ve ever wanted to know about the show.
The self-effacing wise-guy banter and mercurial story telling between these iconic actors will reveal a multitude of on and off-screen drama. A family on-set and off, they’ll take a deep dive into the relationships formed during the show’s eight-year run, and the impact that their on-screen capo, James Gandolfini, had on their careers and lives. There will also be an opportunity to join the trio backstage at the show with meet & greet packages available.
Playing a mobster on The Sopranos, was a tough business. Anybody could get whacked. One minute, your character is a trusted confidante of Mafia boss Tony Soprano. The next, you’re sleeping with the fishes.
Michael Imperioli’s performance as Christopher Moltisanti, an up-and-comer within the crime family, created one of the show’s longest lasting and most vivid characters. Imperioli won an Emmy for supporting actor for his role on the show.
One of the big shocks of the series was when Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero played by Vincent Pastore got whacked for becoming an FBI informant in season one.
Bobby “Bacala” played by Steven Schirripa stood out as the shy, sweet-tempered soldier who took care of Uncle Junior, loved his model trains, and was averse to violence. In fact, Bobby managed to avoid the family’s brutal ways altogether until Tony vengefully forced him to commit his first murder in season six.
Nearly two decades after it faded to black in a Jersey diner with the jukebox playing “Don’t Stop Believin'”, The Sopranos remains the standard all ambitious TV aspires to meet. This is a unique one-off opportunity to relive one of the most legendary shows of all time.
IN CONVERSATION WITH THE SOPRANOS 2020
Tue 12 May GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall
Wed 13 May EDINBURGH Festival Theatre
Thu 14 May NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall
Sun 17 May LONDON The Palladium
Mon 18 May MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
Tue 19 May NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
Wed 20 May SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 22 May HULL Bonus Arena
Sat 23 May LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Sun 24 May BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Mon 25 May BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion
Wed 27 May BRIGHTON Centre
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
Wednesday 13 May 2020, 7.45pm
On sale to Friends 10am Thursday 12 September 2019
On General Sale 10am Friday 13 September 2019